From Nazi Resistance to Ferguson's Unrest: The Weird History of the Molotov Cocktail
August 18, 2014
Those clever Finns invented the term to mock a Soviet minister.
From the Stacks: “Homage to Thomas Mann”
August 12, 2013
In 1936, Thomas Mann finally broke his silence on a new, Nazi Germany. Here, The New Republic editors' original statement in support of Mann's bold choice.
Kauffmann: Films Worth Seeing
March 18, 2010
Ajami. Not a documentary though it was made with residents of the district, this film concentrates on a multi-ethnic troubled area in the city of Jaffa. Fast and skillfully integrated, it races along the paths of drugs and prejudice, of love and rivalry that criss-cross the place. (3/11/10) Harlan. Veit Harlan was a leading film director in Nazi Germany who made one of their most vicious anti-Semitic films, Jew Suss. This documentary interviews in an incisive and revealing way what it is like to be one of his descendants today. Sons,.
Money and Soul
January 12, 2004
The PatronA Life of Salman Schocken,1877-1959By Anthony David(Metropolitan Books, 451 pp., $ 30)For a year in the early 1960s, not long after finishing college, I had a job working for Schocken Books, a small publishing house in New York. Actually, "small" is something of an overstatement. Schocken consisted at the time of four people working in a two-room apartment on 38th Street and Park Avenue: the editor-in-chief Herzl Rome, two secretaries, and the editorial staff, which was me.
The Struggle Continues
August 05, 2002
Beyond the Conceivable: Studies on Germany, Nazism, and the Holocaust by Dan Diner (University of California, 286 pp., $45) Click here to purchase the book.What is the connection between the collective memory of Germans and Jews and the epistemology of historical scholarship about the Holocaust? What roles do political history and social history play in this enterprise? Why has there been a trend toward universalizing the causes of the Holocaust in both collective memory and historical method, and what are the arguments for a reassertion of historical specificity?